Do’s and Don’ts of writing a good paper

Bram Nauta*

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Abstract -Congratulations! Your chip finally works and now you want to write a paper about it. Now you wonder: “Where to start? What will be my title? Shall I put a lot of measured numbers in the title, or make it fancy marketing style? What should the introduction be about? What should I present as measurements? Which numbers are important to show? How to compare to state of art?” These are questions that arise when writing your paper. And when finally done, it comes back with a lot of reviewer’s comments. Some are mild while some may trash your hard work below ground level. How to deal with that? How can you smoothly bend the critics to something positive in your paper? And if the reviewer did not understand what you actually meant to say, what can you do to fix this? How to understand the viewpoints of the reviewers? This lecture is about the Do’s and Don’ts of writing a paper with focus on the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society’s publications. Also, there will be room for questions & discussions. Speaker Bio - Professor Bram Nauta leads the IC Design group at the university of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. Has been the editor in chief of IEEE Journal of solid-state circuits (2007-2010). Moreover, he was active in the technical program committees of various SSCS conferences like ESSCIRC, VLSI Symposium on Circuits, ESSCIRC and ISSCC. For the latter conference he served as technical program committee chair in 2013. Bram also served as the president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (2018-2019). In his various roles he has experienced most sides of the publication process.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2020


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